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Concert Spirituel play music for Louis XIV’s bassoonist


It isn’t every day you get to hear a baroque bassoon in Tacoma, but next Monday there’ll be one – and played by a native Tacoman, no less. Seattle-based early music chamber group Concert Spirituel will give a concert of French baroque music in South Tacoma’s Grace Lutheran Church, along with bassoonist Anna Marsh.


If you’re asking ‘what’s a baroque bassoon?’ then you’re probably not alone. The 17th-and 18th-century ancestor of the bassoon you see in the back woodwind row of today’s orchestras has the same skinny pipe shape, played through a double reed attached to a curvy

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